Rare, autographed electric and acoustic guitars, microphones, drumheads and albums from legendary rock bands and solo artists, such as AC/DC, AEROSMITH, KISS, METALLICA, MÖTLEY CRÜE, OZZY OSBOURNE and VAN HALEN will be auctioned during Save the Earth Foundation's annual Earth Day charity auction online. This year, Overstock.com Auctions will be hosting the exclusive 10-day auction at this location, which begins tomorrow, Saturday, April 16. All of the proceeds will benefit Save the Earth Foundation's scientific research and educational programs dedicated to expanding environmental awareness.
The rock memorabilia expected to garner the most attention are a rare, ROLLING STONES' hollow body guitar and the BEATLES' "Magical Mystery Tour" album, each autographed by all respective band members, as well as autographed microphones by the hottest artists topping the Billboard charts: 50 CENT, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, BEYONCE, DR. DRE, EMINEM, ICE CUBE, JAY-Z, JENNIFER LOPEZ, NELLY and SNOOP DOGG.
Scheduled to close at 3:00 p.m. PDT on Monday, April 25, the online auction will also feature prized sports memorabilia from top athletes like Muhammad Ali's hand imprint and Joe Frazier's boxing glove, and framed movie posters signed by the actors who starred in them.
"Overstock.com is an ideal sponsor for our online auction, because it's a company that has experienced phenomenal success and applied that success to effecting positive change in the world," said Ken Margolis, director of events for Save the Earth Foundation.
"We are proud to partner with Save the Earth on this event," said Holly MacDonald-Korth, Overstock.com's vice president of auctions. "We continually seek ways to inform consumers about how to shop smarter and that includes being conscious of their impact on the environment. The Earth Day celebrity auction is the perfect medium for educating millions of people on the value of reusing and recycling."